Ariana Grande has called out Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich for lying about the reasons behind her absence from this weekend's awards. She felt "insulted" after producers initially refused to allow her to perform "7 rings", the latest single from her next album.
Grande writes: "i offered 3 different songs.it's about collaboration.it's about feeling supported.it's about art and honesty. not politics. not doing favors or playing games.it's just a game y'all... and i'm sorry but that's not what music is to me".
"It was when my creativity and self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend", she added.
On Friday Grande disputed his comment, tweeting: "I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me. And I'd love to get her in the show this year".
Variety previously reported that Grande wouldn't perform due to a disagreement with producers over which songs would be featured.
The singer is nominated for best pop vocal album for Sweetener and best pop solo performance for God is a Woman, but is now likely not to show up for the ceremony at all.
It's a much bigger loss to the Grammys to not have the biggest pop star in the world performing at their show.